American Museum of Natural History www.amnh.org Brookhaven National Laboratory www.bnl.gov DNA Learning Center www.dnalc.org Franklin Institute Science Museum Philadelphia, PA www.fi.edu/teachers Goudreau Museum of Mathematics www.mathmuseum.org Hayden Planetarium, Museum of Natural History www.haydenplanetarium.org Hicksville Gregory Museum www.gregorymuseum.org Hudson River Museum & Andrus Planetarium www.book-warehouse.com/ Intrepid Air and Space Museum www.intrepidmuseum.org New York Hall of Science Queens, NY Exhibits, often interactive, on sound, light, atoms, microbes, AIDS, astronomy. Includes a science playground. www.nyhallsci.org Rose Center for Earth & Space www.amnh.org Liberty Science Center Jersey City, NJ Liberty Science Center is an innovative learning resource for lifelong exploration of nature, humanity and technology, supporting the growth of our diverse region and promoting informed stewardship of the world. www.lsc.org Long Island of Science and Technology www.limsat.org Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences www.statenislandmuseum.org Vanderbilt Museum www.vanderbiltmuseum.org
Alley Pond Environmental Center
A non-profit environmental education organization that provides interpretive walks and workshops for the general public and groups. School programs are available.
Blue Heron Nature Center
Staten Island, NY
Programs offered at the Park include Trees at Work, The Ways of the Forest, Wetlands to Woodlands, Bugs and Butterflies, Spring Beauty, and Seeds and Pods are all programs offered at the park. In-school programs on waterways, rainforests and the relationship of Native Americans to nature are available to Staten Island schools.
One of the more unique sites in the parks system, this former estate of the Bailey family offers 42 acres of exotic trees, rare shrubs and beautiful flower beds. Many of the species are native to other parts of the U.S. and other countries where the climatic conditions resemble those of the Northeast.
Bayard Cutting Arboretum
The current collection of fir, spruce, pine, cypress, hemlock, yew and other lesser known conifers is still probably the most extensive to be found on Long Island.
American Littoral Society
Aquarium for Wildlife Conservation
Foundation for Marine Research & Preservation
New York Aquarium
The only aquarium in New York City and part of the largest network of metropolitan wildlife parks in the country, the New York Aquarium holds a special place in the mission of the Wildlife Conservation Society - to save wildlife and wild places around the globe. Exhibits featuring over 8,000 animals.
Helps students ages 6-18 develop their writing skills. Offers Writer's Workshops, after school help and "Meet the Author" events. The organization is just starting up in NYC, but it is established in San Francisco.
Take your students to a public library near your school. Have a librarian give a tour of the library and a read aloud. You can also arrange for students to get library cards and check out books. To do this, get age-appropriate applications from the library before your trip, have parents fill them out (you also may need to sign to verify info., depending on age group), and submit in time to be processed so cards will be ready the day of your trip. On a follow-up visit, students return their books.
American Museum of the Moving Image
Serving nearly 20,000 students a year, the Museum's Education Department offers workshops, tours and screenings.
Museum for African Art
Long Island City, Queens, NY
The School Tours Program is the core program of the Education Department, bringing students to the Museum from public and private K-12 schools, colleges, and community groups all over the five boroughs of New York City and the metropolitan area. The programs, facilitated by a corps of volunteer docents, feature pre-visit preparatory materials for teachers, guided exhibition tours, a discussion with the students regarding exhibition themes, and, usually, an interactive activity (such as focused drawing or culturally specific storytelling) designed to encourage closer viewing and understanding by the students.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Offers tour for Special Education Students. Choose from the following interactive tours: Exploring Art, America, Ancient Egypt and Greek Mythology.
Cost: Free for schools in 5 boroughs
Arts (Music, Museums and Galleries, Performing Arts)
Historical Museums, Houses and Sites
Science and Technology (Aqua & Marine, Botanic Gardens, Environmental Education and Nature Centers, Medical, Science and Natural History, Technology, Transportation, Zoos and Farms)